In today’s DIY technology video we’re covering how to make your website ADA compliant with a software service called Accessibe. And yes, website ADA compliance only takes three minutes.
A Brief History Lesson
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prevents businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities. Passed in 1990, it marked a critical turn in how these people are treated and accommodated for. There’s just one problem:
The ADA was written in the pre-digital era. It contained no language in regards to how the act covered digital spaces such as websites and e-commerce platforms. And where there’s ambiguity, there are lawsuits.
Last year alone, more than 3,500 businesses were hit with website-related ADA lawsuits.
What You Need To Know
Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination against the disabled in “places of public accommodations”. This used to be your lobby or physical store front. It now includes your website.
Your website needs to be ADA compliant. The good news?
You Can Do It Yourself!
There’s no end to the number of software development and marketing firms hopping on the “ADA compliant website” gravy train. Where there’s lawsuits, there’s fear; and where there’s fear, there’s money to be made.
Don’t spend a dime on these predatory technology services. With the power of the modern internet, you can make your website ADA compliant in less than three minutes, all on your own!
The hardest part is going to be inserting the Accessibe script code into the “head” of your website. The good news is that the process takes about 30 seconds for a trained developer. The process couldn’t be simpler.
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